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Poll: do you use EQ/DSP, and if so what kind of system is it used on.

Do you use EQ or DSP in your system.

  • Yes

    Votes: 92 84.4%
  • No

    Votes: 17 15.6%

  • Total voters


Forum Donor
Apr 3, 2019
SF Bay Area
No - I never use it.
I try to ensure my speakers suit the room.
The problem is, I have tons of music, and some tracks need more/less bass and some need more/less treble or other room-relevant adjustments.
So, I go for a happy medium, and listen contentedly rather than fiddle all the time - those people are more interested in listening to the HiFi than listening to the music!

I do however have a support request/ improvent idea out with Cambridge Audio for my modest Mid-Fi Evo 75, which is to allow tone control preferences to be set and "pinned" for each of - headphones or speaker outputs. Not hard to follow what I'm asking for. This is because all headphones I've tried (dozens), except IEMs, are always too bright. I blame Harman - it's just wrong!
Translating the request/improvement idea: sounds like you want to have equalizations for a variety of HPs and speakers built into your Evo 75.


Active Member
Nov 9, 2020
System setup is as per signature. Using the EQ to correct room problems, which are plentiful especially in the bass region in this concrete box - using a sub was impossible prior to getting the measurement mic and EQ, which is why I'm hitting myself daily for not getting the mic 10 years ago like I intended to, instead of this year.

"Subjective preference" plays a part to the extent that I'm EQ:ing roughly according to an Harman curve of sorts, so there's roughly a +5 dB low shelf filter and minor treble damping. Works great for me!
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